We want the City to be your home - a chance for you to live like a local. With our carefully curated knowledge of what to see, eat and do, you won't just tick off the usual tourist spots.

London Restaurant Festival

October brings even more excuses to eat out with the return of London Restaurant Festival, a line-up of mini menus, food events, tasting evenings and more involving hundreds of the capital’s best venues. Book exclusive (and keenly priced) ‘Festival Menus’ at the likes of Skylon Grill, R.S. Hispaniola and The Trafalgar Dining Rooms. The ‘Side Orders’ schedule of events… Read more »

Museums At Night

If getting the chance to experience even more culture, talks, exhibitions during after-hours sounds like an absolute treat, you need to get involved with ‘Museums at Night’. Part of a UK-wide festival, ‘Museums at Night’ events across London give you a chance to see new and exciting parts of a number of world-class cultural institutions,… Read more »

Meal or drinks with a view? Madison at St Pauls is your place!

Madison boasts a real Manhattan style restaurant open from midday until late. The menu features superb grills from the wood fired Josper oven, delicious salads, burgers and a comforting selection of slow cooked classics. The Bar at Madison is a destination in its own right with spectacular city views, a wide range of cocktails and… Read more »

Diwali on the Square

This annual celebration in Trafalgar Square marks the Festival of Lights with heaps of food, music, activities and fun. The live line-up will include both traditional religious performances and contemporary Asian music and dance. Market stalls will offer arts, crafts and vegetarian Southeast Asian food and there’ll be workshops and activities for all ages. 13th… Read more »

September Highlights

Think that September is just the damp end of summer? Think again. It’s still warm enough to enjoy some of outdoor London, pop-ups continue to provide food, booze and fun, and there are tons of great autumn events to enjoy. There’s also the month-long Totally Thames festival to dip into, and anyone desperate to get indoors should check the excellent Open House London weekend. Totally… Read more »

London Design Festival – 15th-23th September

London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. Now in its sixteen year, the Festival will be returning to venues and institutions across the city. Explore a range of creative installations and events celebrating a contemporary design. During the festival, hundreds of large-scale installations, exhibitions and events pop up in many… Read more »

Totally Thames

Totally Thames is an annual season of surprising, diverse and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September. The programme is curated and managed by the Thames Festival Trust, with activity taking place on, beneath, and along the River Thames. Launched in 2014, Totally Thames emerged from the idea to expand and replace the… Read more »

Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival

It’s easy to spot a Pearly: they wear suits and hats covered in hundreds of shiny buttons! The origins of this 125-year-old tradition is rooted in charity, each Pearly King and Queen fundraise all year round. As September rolls around, it’s time for Guildhall Yard to welcome the cockney masses for a shindig Dick van… Read more »

London Fashion Week Festival

London Fashion Week Festival is back from 20th – 23rd September at the official BFC London Fashion Week Show Space, The Store X, 180 Strand. This is the only event that gives you unparalleled access to the industry to experience the best of British and international fashion including a showcase of Designer and Trend catwalks… Read more »

Sushisamba

Located on the 38th and 39th floors at 110 Bishopsgate, SUSHISAMBA Liverpool Street features the highest outdoor dining terraces in Europe, offering unparalleled, 360 degree views of the City. Two panoramic glass elevators whisk patrons from the ground to the 39th floor, opening up London from inside-out as the lifts climb further and further upwards.SUSHISAMBA’s main… Read more »

August Highlights

Forget any plans you had for August, unless they involved the many brilliant events, festivals and cultural happenings we’ve rounded-up below. There’s plenty going on to keep you entertained. Make sure you hit a music festival or two (or more) in August, and take advantage of the sunshine by getting involved in some outdoor events and eating at… Read more »

Notting Hill Carnival – 25-27 August

Join London’s biggest street party as the Notting Hill Carnival fills the streets of west London with Caribbean colours, music and flavours. Watch elaborate floats and colourful costumed performers wind their way through the streets in the carnival parade, dance to the sound of steel bands and calypso music, and visit the tempting food stalls along the… Read more »

Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is a world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, with a dynamic year-round festivals programme and an inclusive ethos. Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, founded with the Festival of Britain in 1951. It’s a place where people experience world-class art and culture that stimulates, inspires, educates and amazes. Our festival programme… Read more »

ZEE London Mela at Southall Park

Gain an insight into London’s south Asian cultural scene, as ZEE London Mela heads to Southall Park. Taking place in the south-west London neighbourhood of Southall, home to London’s largest south Asian community, this varied festival celebrates multiculturalism in the capital. Watch British, Asian and international artists performing urban, classical and Bollywood music styles, as… Read more »

Ten brilliant beaches near London

City life getting you down? These sandy sanctuaries are less than two hours from London. If you’re after a slice of seaside action, then you don’t really have to leave the city. During the summer months London is awash with urban beaches that let us indulge our deck chair fantasies between bus-hopping to work. But… Read more »